CAT 2014 Analysis

CAT 2014 Analysis

Overall exam pattern:

CAT 2014 had undergone some crucial changes as it was held on two separate dates. Timings had gone up to 170 mins.

No. of questions have been increased to 50 in each section. Candidates can switch from one section to another section easily. There was no change in the exam syllabus

AQuantitative abilityAlgebra, Integer, Geometry,Arithmatic, Modern Maths.
BData interpretationBar diagram, Tables, Charts, Graphical and Statistical Representation.
CVerbal abilityCritical Reasoning, Grammar, ParaJumbles, Odd Sentence Out.
DLogical reasoningTeam formation, Statement conclusion, Blood relation, Arrangement.

Detailed Sectional Analysis:
Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation


ANALYSIS OF Data Interpretation

Table with placement data.4EASY
Scattered chart of companies, different location, different product4EASY
Table based on Venn diagram4TOUGH
Table with missing values.4EASY

Although DI was tough but Quants was comparatively manageable. Ideal attempts were 10 questions. Mostly the questions were based on common sense asthere was no data sufficiency questions this time.

Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning



Frugal engineering4About 600 words
Technology & auto- catalysis growth4About 600 words
Scotland vs Kurdistan4About 600 words
Colonialism & Indian intellectual tradition4About 600 words


There was nothing new in terms of strategy and attempts. Many new types of questions were added to CAT 2014. Therewere changes in answer marking and navigating instructions. CAT Papers were similar in pattern, toughness and type of question. There was a new Feature “VIEW ENTIRE QUESTION PAPER” in case you miss out something.


Related Links:

Strategy for CAT | CAT 2013 Analysis | Tips to keep in mind for CAT preparation
CAT 2015 First Cut Analysis | CAT 2015 Analysis

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Comments (15)

  • Megha

    Hello CATKing!
    Superb Article. Each and every aspect is covered in the article which I was looking for! Just a question, in which month does registration for CAT exam starts?

    May 20, 2015 at 1:13 pm
  • seema

    Thank you CATKing, the way you have explained in tables and charts made it easy for me to study.

    May 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm
  • arches vats

    I was looking for this blog. I am weak at quants so I think now I dont need to focus much on quants.Thank you.

    May 23, 2015 at 12:49 pm
  • sanchit nemani

    On which subjects do I need to focus more?

    May 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm
    • CATKing

      If your QA is weak focus more on VA and LR. If you are good at QA focus on QA and DI

      May 25, 2015 at 8:17 am
  • viks pednekar

    How many questions should I attend in CAT to get into top 20 colleges?

    May 23, 2015 at 12:58 pm
    • CATKing

      You need to attend minimum 54 questions and make sure atleast 40 are correct.

      May 25, 2015 at 8:16 am
  • neha singh

    You have explained it very well. I would like to know about more blogs for CAT exams.

    May 23, 2015 at 1:03 pm
  • nidhi vora

    Thank you CATking for this blog. Where can I know more about your classes and faculty?

    May 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm
    • Velavan

      It’s great to read something that’s both enjoyable and provides praigatmsdc solutions.

      September 5, 2015 at 7:23 pm
  • trisha

    Thanks for the suggestion.It helped me alot.

    May 23, 2015 at 4:26 pm
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